Local Non-Profit Celebrates 15th Anniversary
ATLANTA (August 5, 2021) – After more than six years on the Board of Directors of The Drake House, Lynn Wilson, Partner in the real estate practice of Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP, accepted the two-year appointment to Board Chair of the local non-profit that serves single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness. Wilson, a law firm partner with more than 20 years of legal experience including in the single-family rental investment market, works with major clients throughout Georgia and nationwide in a variety of areas such as governance, strategies, and compliance.
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, The Drake House was founded by the North Fulton Leadership Class of 2004, and officially opened its doors to families on June 12, 2006. Since inception, over 500 families and more than 1,000 children have called The Drake House 16-unit apartment complex “home.”
“Lynn Wilson has been an integral part of The Drake House Board of Directors for a long time. As Chair of the Development Committee, Lynn has championed numerous fundraising efforts to provide the funding needed to support the families we serve. We are blessed to have Lynn as our Board Chair and look forward to her continued contributions to the successful fulfillment of The Drake House mission.” says Executive Director, Nesha Mason.
The Drake House is the only agency in the area that offers an emergency residential program with private housing, and its innovative educational, empowerment, and mentoring programs help single mothers and their families to become financially self-sufficient and contributing members of the metro Atlanta community.
“I am honored to be working with our strong and dedicated Board as we are gearing up for the next fifteen years of The Drake House,” says Wilson. “I also appreciate the support of my partners and team at GSHWM who know and understand my passion for The Drake House’s mission.”
About Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP
With three offices in Metro Atlanta and one in Columbus, GA, the law firm of Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP provides high-quality, cost-effective representation and well-reasoned solutions exclusively for all types of residential and commercial real estate concerns. The firm’s vast experience and insight assists clients with their legal matters from start to finish. In addition to representing homebuilders, developers, lenders, brokers, investors, build-to-rent companies, and homeowners, GSHWM also works with government entities, non-profit organizations, and housing authorities.
GSHWM is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. All employment decisions are made without attention to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
About The Drake House
The Drake House (TDH) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Roswell, Georgia. Founded in 2006, TDH was created in response to the growing number of single women and their children who are experiencing homelessness in north metro Atlanta. Our 16-unit fully furnished crisis housing program provides families with housing, education, and a variety of resources formulated to help them return to stable housing. While in program, the families served have free access to clothing, food pantry, toiletries and diapers, laundry facilities, career services and a year-round After School Program for the children. TDH also offers an Affordable Housing Program to graduate families, including newly renovated 16-unit apartment homes and programming to reduce debt, increase credit scores, and restore rental history. To date, TDH has restored housing stability for more than 520 families including nearly 1,000 children.
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